I've included some good ole summertime recipes for your holiday weekend.
First, I've got my ma's biscuit recipe for your 4th of July breakfast feast. These are easy to whip up and are so tender!
Next, I've got a easy BBQ beef recipe that my husband and I make a lot in the summertime, plus a dessert that will knock your socks off.
Have a happy and safe 4th...
Buttermilk Biscuits from the Country
by my mother
Makes 4 nice sized biscuits, I always double this recipe.
Sift: 1 c. flour, 1 T. baking powder, ½ tsp. baking soda and ½ tsp. salt
Combine with 2 T. butter cut into the dry ingredients and ½ c. buttermilk.
Mix well and form biscuits with hands. Place in buttered casserole dish, brush tops with melted butter and place in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until nicely browned.
2 c. Jack Daniels Original no. 7 bbq sauce
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
3 beef flavored bouillon cubes
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3-4 pound boneless beef brisket
In a slow cooker combine 1 cup bbq sauce, onion, garlic and cubes.
Place brisket on top. Cover and cook on low setting 6-7 hours or until the beef shreds. Remove brisket and reserve 1 c. of juices, remove fat and shred beef. Return to cooker along with reserved meat juices and remaining bbq sauce. Mix well, adding more bbq sauce if needed. Cook meat mixture on high setting until hot and serve on buns.
by Grandma Pat
1 pint large strawberries
1 c. sugar
¼ c. water
½ tsp. cream of tarter
Heat sugar, water, and cream of tarter to boil. Reduce heat to medium for 15-20 minutes or temperatures reaches 300 degrees F.
Grease sheet and when syrup is desired consistency remove from heat. Hold strawberry and dig and coat completely and place on sheet. Let stand for 30 minutes in fridge.